The Pro Blogging Life

Ever wanted to see what happens in the life of a pro blogger? This video will tell you. Truth be told, not much happens. Because my blog is fully automated, I can go away for an 8-day training session, and the blog will continue to run and make money.

The video below shows how long it takes me to run my blog when I’m away from home. It wasn’t always like this, of course. Over the years, I’ve discovered many technics and tools to make the blog run on autopilot. The most important of which is the WordPress timestamp and an awesome line-up of writers. Enjoy the video, and yes, I do make over $1,000 per blog post. 🙂

24 thoughts on “The Pro Blogging Life”

  1. syahrilhafiz says:

    $1000 per one blogpost. awesome man.
    maybe i can learn more about your technique make money online 🙂

  2. Glynne says:

    Hey John,

    Always good to hear your advice. Think our blog might be a little different though as it’s a humanitarian site. Do you reckon your rules will work the same way?
    Do you think it will take 2 years for us to become known?


    1. John Chow says:

      That all depends on your ability to promote your blog and get mainstream press coverage. But I’ve seen people done it in less than a year.

  3. Chris Hunter says:


    I have the Verizon iPad 3 as well, but I don’t have the area in the Settings to make the iPad a personal hotspot. How is yours different?

    Anyway, love the slice of life videos!


    1. John Chow says:

      It’s in the setting, directly under Wi-Fi. Here’s a screen shot:

      1. Chris Hunter says:

        Thanks for the reply, John.

        Mine doesn’t show that. Is your jailbroken or did you download a special app just for that?

        I would LOVE to have the hotspot ability on my Verizon iPad.



        1. John Chow says:

          No jailbreak. This is a standard feature of Verizon. You should have it. If not, then make sure you’re running the latest iOS and resync with iTunes and it should be there.

  4. Joe Tech says:

    Great peek into the life. The biggest thing is the ability to stay on top of it. Even for someone who’s passionate about it like I am, it’s easy to get distracted by everything else in life and let the blog get ignored for a few days.

    While I’m between jobs, I’m trying to ramp everything up and work on schedules so that posts happen every day and I’m hoping to finally get back to BW/NMX again in January.

  5. Umar says:

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  6. Augis says:

    Wait, wait… What was the good comment? Let me also try…

    “I found things so helpful to learn here!”

    OK, now you have to approve it!!! 🙂

  7. faisal says:

    Another awesome post, finally after so many days a John Chow post.

    1. Mike says:

      haha, I agree, a nice break from all the guest posts!

  8. Abhik says:

    A grand per post!!!?

  9. Patrick says:

    Hi John,
    This was a particularly enjoyable post because it was video and because it showed you doing some of the “real” and perhaps less glamorous aspects of blogging. Thanks!

    Correct me if I am wrong here, but I suspect that your previous job as an internet marketer has almost everything to do with your unusual success at making money by blogging.

    Always enjoyable to hear about what you’re up to!

  10. John, have you considered posting more than once per day to make more $$?

    1. John Chow says:

      I value my time more than money.

  11. JamesW says:

    Great video, now that’s a life of pro blogger John Chow.
    Which program do you use to handle all of your password on Chrome?
    thanks for sharing

    1. John Chow says: It used to be Mac only but they have a PC version now.

  12. Omid says:

    Hi John,

    Amazing video. I like the way you honestly talk about your business.

    BTW, I like that you can have internet 4G connection everywhere you go. I should get one of those from Verizon.

    ~ Omid

    1. John Chow says:

      Ya, the iPad works better than those 4G hostspot thingy. I can get 24 hour of use when running the iPad as a hotspot.

  13. Richard says:

    I love the iPad 4G hotspot thing. Back here in the UK we are in the mobile internet stone age and it will probably be several years before 4G is rolled out fully. I was over in the states last week and was amazed at how much faster my internet connection was.

  14. DylanC says:

    That is an awesome figure to make. And you make 2 blog posts per day right?

  15. Mike says:

    Thiss is cool.

  16. Whitney says:

    I loved the video. People think probloggers have this crazy life lol. It’s really cool to get some insight on how you run your blog John, your tips always are very helpful to me, I’ve learned a lot from you.

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